Elizabeth Wallace Named Executive Vice President at Rocky Top Hospitality

Raleigh, NC, May 06, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, (www.rockytophospitality.com) has announced that Elizabeth Wallace has been promoted to executive vice president of the company. In this position, Wallace will oversee corporate communications and strategic planning for all six restaurants and the catering company and catering facility. Wallace has more than six years of experience with Rocky Top Hospitality most recently serving as the director of corporate affairs. She is a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Restaurant Association, Breakfast Club of America and the Society for Human Resource Management. She devotes much of her time to the American Heart Association where she has served as the logistics chair and auction chair for the Triangle Heart Ball and the executive leadership committee for Swing Fore a Cure.

“Liz has proven that she is more than qualified to be executive vice president of Rocky Top Hospitality,” said Ogan. “We are proud to have her in this new position and look forward to seeing how her talents can move our company forward.”

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when its first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar was the culmination of years of planning by Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name and include The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Bogart’s American Grill, Hi5, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, as well as 1705 Prime Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. Rocky Top Hospitality always builds restaurants from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you cannot find anywhere else. For more information visit the Web site at www.rockytophospitality.com.

Patty Briguglio
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